Thoughts on Sugar

Ya know.. I’ve gotten lazy and many of my Friday posts have turned into these “Random Friday Thoughts” posts. Mostly because by the end of the week my brain is fried, and also because I can’t plan far enough ahead to write a Friday post ahead of time.

Such is life.

I’m not going to lie, most of my thoughts today revolve around carbs. carbs CARBS CARBS!!!

You see, I’m in the middle of a little experiment with carb back loading, and the only thing it’s done for me so far is make me crave obsessed with carbs. It doesn’t help that there were literally 5 pounds of jelly beans in my office this week. I’m not exaggerating. 5 pounds of assorted jelly beans. Starburst (my fave), Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, Tropical Punch.. etc. Who knew there were so many varieties of jelly beans? But while athletes were standing right in front of me, all week, chowing down handfulls of these little sugar capsules, I avoided them successfully!

Ok, ok, I had two. But two jellybeans out of 5 pounds really isn’t that bad. Besides, I had to try the Sour Patch Kid JBs right? I just had to.

Added to the onslaught of sugar-in-my-face all week is the fact that Easter was last weekend, which in my world, is really just an excuse for people to eat boat loads of sugar, as long as it’s in the shape of chicks, eggs, or bunnies. (Cadbury eggs are the bomb in my opinion, and have been my favorite Easter candy since I was a kid. I’ll love those things until the day I die, no matter how toxic they may be).   I didn’t eat a ton of sugar over easter weekend, but I did have my fair share, for sure.  And I may or may not have had a good amount of sugar in the 2 weeks leading up to Easter too.

And as we all know, the more sugar you eat, the more sugar you crave. So you can imagine how the beginning of this week has gone, eating extremely low-carb for the vast majority of the time. All my brain sees is sugar. I’m not kidding.

Yesterday for breakfast, I made the most delicious omelette for breakfast, with 3 eggs, Comte cheese, and arugula. It was scrumptious. But despite how good it was, and how much I savored every bite, after I was done all I wanted was bread. Like white bread. When was the last time I had a craving for white bread? Probably when I was 7.

MY BRAIN IS GOING CRAZY.

Clearly, I was in need of a little bit of a sugar detox, and I’m hoping these cravings will decrease over the next few days. Especially because I’m not planning on a heavy weight training session this weekend, and on CBL that means I’m extremely low carb until Sunday night.

God help us all.

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6 thoughts on “Thoughts on Sugar

  1. Are you allowed fruit or is all sugar forbidden? I (try) avoid all food with added sugar as can’t seem to moderate with that but allow myself to eat as much fruit as I want.

  2. hahahahahahaha omgggggggggggg I died because I know what you’re talking about. DIED (laughing – at you and ME). I’m not doing it know but I’m so familiar with the carb crave. Mostly also your wording, too. Back in college i used to eat loaves of bread for comfort. Took bites out of ’em straight. I’d say thats why I was a chubster but I weigh the same now as I did then. Maybe I should eat more bread now?

  3. Pingback: Sugar Detox and How I Managed | KandJColorado

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